Seventh Son: The Tales of Alvin Maker

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Tom Doherty Associates, Sep 15, 2003 - Fiction - 256 pages
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American Library Association "Best Books for Young Adults"

From the author of Ender's Game, an unforgettable story about young Alvin Maker: the seventh son of a seventh son. Born into an alternative frontier America where life is hard and folk magic is real, Alvin is gifted with the power. He must learn to use his gift wisely. But dark forces are arrayed against Alvin, and only a young girl with second sight can protect him.

Includes an excerpt of Orson Scott Card's new novel, THE LOST GATE!




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User Review  - turtlesleap - LibraryThing

A story of 19th Century America-as-it-might-have-been, and of a little boy who is born the 7th son of a 7th son and with the potential to be a great power against the "unmaker" of the universe. The ... Read full review

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This book presents an alternate-history account of a nineteenth-century America in which magic is a potent force, the Brits quelled the revolution and the Indian plays a significant role. Our hero ... Read full review

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Contents

Wagon People
7
Spring House
9
Hatrack River
15
Caul
23
Ridgebeam
35
Altar
49
Visitor
77
Taleswapper
91
Visions
117
Millstone
145
Book
179
Surgery
197
Chastisement
221
Promises
233
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Born in Richland, Washington in 1951, Orson Scott Card grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He lived in Brazil for two years as an unpaid missionary for the Mormon Church and received degrees from Brigham Young University (1975) and the University of Utah (1981). The author of numerous books, Card was the first writer to receive both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel two years in a row, first for Ender's Game and then for the sequel Speaker for the Dead. He lives with his wife and children in North Carolina.

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